Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:41 am Post subject: Transmission line leak
Hi, I own a 2004 and a 2005 Impala, my 05 has a trans line leak. I've been looking for info on the best fix for it. The leak is coming from the line right above the pan, drivers side. It looks like the fitting,clip etc. but i can't determine why it would be leaking, bad o-ring ? Does anyone have any info on this? I would appreciate the help. I mostly D.I.Y. have been for 35+ years so it's good to talk to those who D.I.Y with experience, thanks
Is it leaking around the metal crimp near the end of the line? If so it's a common problem due to a poor design and the solution is to replace the line. I'd recommend doing both if you are doing it yourself so you don't run into the same issue with the other line later.
Protip: If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it.
I used some self sealing rubber tape like this http://www.rescuetape.com/ I cleaned off wet leaking area real good and wrapped it over the crimped area and
onto the hose, then put a couple nylon zip ties around the sealing tape and pulled them tight.
This was a temporary fix but has been like this for over two years now. The leak stopped and has not come back. Until it starts to leak again I will leave it.
The stuff I used was not the exact stuff as the link above but was similar. I think I got it at HD for some other project and had it in my tool box just in case I needed it.
was this part a dealer item or is it available at the local parts store? hopefully it will fix my problem and thanks for replying
I only found it at the dealer for like $15. Before you put on the new one, you will get a clip that holds the line to the fitting. Put the clip on the fitting prior to installing to tranny. Then snap the line into the fitting.
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